Sara has so much love for Paris she has just reached French Open’s quarterfinals for the 4th consecutive year!
It seems nothing can stop Sarita from reaching at least the round of quartefinal since that dream Roland Garros back in 2012: after those struggled wins against Alison Riske (7-6(1), 2-6, 6-0) and Carina Witthoeft (6-3, 4-6, 6-2), the current WTA’s n.17 ranked scored a convincing double 6-3 over the n.10 seeded Andrea Petkovic and finally reached QF against the other German Julia Goerges, 6-2, 6-2.
The contest immediately starts with a long tug-of-war within Sara’s serve game which would eventually mark the final score: Goerges repeatedly tries in vain to break but it is the n.1 of Italy who gains the lead and the first set. The German is not able to use the same brilliant tennis that granted her the last-16 round against Caroline Wozniacki, instead she is forced by Sara to play hers. The outcome has been a major number of unforced errors due to all the failed attempts in pulling off winner shots. Second set is nothing but a replica and Sarita’s smile dazzles the whole arena.
This year the Italian will face the n.1 player in the world – Serena Williams – for a spot into the semifinals. Truth be told, her side of the draw is most probably the toughest one since she will fight against the queen of WTA, nevertheless, Sara holds a good chance considering the fact that last time they met in Fed Cup she was only 2 points away from winning.